Acronyms


AMS

accelerator mass spectrometry

AT

Active Tectonics (NSF)

ATM

Atmospheric Sciences Division (NSF)


BTU

British thermal unit


CAREER

Faculty Early Career Development (NSF)

CD

Continental Dynamics (NSF)

CMB

core-mantle boundary

CMS

Civil and Mechanical Systems Division (NSF)

CSEDI

Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (NSF)

CTBT

comprehensive test ban treaty


DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy


EAR

Earth Science Division (NSF)

EGB

Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry (NSF)

EHR

Education and Human Resources (NSF)

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ESH

Earth System History (NSF)

ESNL

Earth Science Natural Laboratory


FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency


GCM

global circulation model

GEWEX

Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment

G&P

Geology and Paleontology (NSF)

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSN

Global Seismic Network


ICPMS

inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

I&F

Instrumentation and Facilities (NSF)



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Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science Acronyms AMS accelerator mass spectrometry AT Active Tectonics (NSF) ATM Atmospheric Sciences Division (NSF) BTU British thermal unit CAREER Faculty Early Career Development (NSF) CD Continental Dynamics (NSF) CMB core-mantle boundary CMS Civil and Mechanical Systems Division (NSF) CSEDI Cooperative Studies of the Earth’s Deep Interior (NSF) CTBT comprehensive test ban treaty DOD Department of Defense DOE Department of Energy EAR Earth Science Division (NSF) EGB Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry (NSF) EHR Education and Human Resources (NSF) EPA Environmental Protection Agency ESH Earth System History (NSF) ESNL Earth Science Natural Laboratory FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency GCM global circulation model GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment G&P Geology and Paleontology (NSF) GPS Global Positioning System GSN Global Seismic Network ICPMS inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry I&F Instrumentation and Facilities (NSF)

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Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science IGERT Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (NSF) IMS International Monitoring System InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology IT2 Information Technology for the Twenty-First Century (NSF) KDI Knowledge and Distributed Intelligence (NSF) LExEn Life in Extreme Environments (NSF) LTER Long Term Ecological Research (NSF) MARGINS Continental Margins Research (NSF) MG&G Marine Geology and Geophysics (NSF) MGS Mars Global Surveyor MRE Major Research Equipment (NSF) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEHRP National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program NIH National Institutes of Health NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OCE Ocean Sciences Division (NSF) PBO Plate Boundary Observatory PI principal investigator R&D research and development REU Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF) RUI Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF) SAFOD San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth UNAVCO University NAVSTAR Consortium USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USGS U.S. Geological Survey WWSSN World Wide Standardized Seismographic Network